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egypt. dozens of muslim brotherhood supporters all reportedly killed in a bid to escape custody during a prison. in the deadliest week since the revolution as more than eight hundred between security forces. russia says the north banning the promotion of homosexuality to minors going to infringe the rights of those attending the sochi winter olympics some of growing calls in the west to boycott the games. divided a member of the saudi royal family that leaves the country outraged that the kingdom's treatment of the opposition human rights record speaks exclusively. on trust in the u.s. federal reserve plummets. as much as he claims including the.
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other countries. view and a very international. and state media says thirty six muslim brotherhood prisoners have been killed in apparent bid to escape detention during a prison transfer which shows claim that those who died suffocated on tear gas fired by police of an officer was taken hostage by the detainees that says the death toll of the ongoing fighting between supporters of the ousted president and security forces rises to more than eight hundred since wednesday riots erupted after the army broke up pro mercy sit ins in the capital the former president's
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backers responding by torching government buildings what is billed true in cairo has been witnessing firsthand the deadliest violence since the twenty eleven revolution. well the tensions are palpable here in the capital cairo as today marks the start of what the morsy supporters have called departure the coup week which is that we could long series of protests and rallies in the capital and across the country particularly yesterday we had this twenty four hour standoff between morsy supporters and security forces which resulted in a very bloody gun battle yesterday afternoon as hundreds of protesters had basically been trapped in a central cairo mosque. with the injured which had been turned into a field hospital on friday afternoon so this finished saturday afternoon but with security forces essentially storming this building and the protesters there most of them being arrested now since wednesday when the security forces violently cleared that two encampments in cairo they have used a lot of force against any morsy protest or rally including on friday we saw live
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ammunition being fired at protesters here attempted to set up another sit in on wednesday morning i got a panicked phone call from a protester rushed over to rub out the way it in which is now no longer an encampment at that point i saw security forces opening fire with live ammunition an automatic weapon and anyone who was approaching the encampment meanwhile after four hours of gunfire i managed to get inside where i saw protesters women and children huddled in the corner behind sandbanks there were the injured you've been shot in the head the chest the stomach being taken to field hospitals and then the next day of course they had their makeshift morgues in a mosque two hundred bodies just laid out there with extremely bloody someone people missing their heads some people beyond recognition the security forces say that their officers have been killed meanwhile we've had some major deaths from the muslim brotherhood's leadership the supreme guide to the eyes which could lead to
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lost his son my colleague paula has also been on the ground here in cairo she brings you this report from the makeshift morgues after every battle days of reckoning. this is where the tally for this week's deadly clashes is taking place here in that human must where the bodies of that date and burnt are being false and it was here finally with sophia helmi mohammed found her son she learnt on facebook the twenty three year old had been killed she tried in vain to get through sniper fire to reach the a dummy a mosque where he'd been camping for weeks. as he died from two bullets one was in his heart their army claims the protesters had weapons but it was a peaceful sit in the police killed him they were standing on top of the roofs they burned some of the bodies and burned some people alive it was egypt's most bloody day of violence since the revolution two and a half years ago this old man managed to save his koran but not his wife she was among the hundreds killed many of them burned beyond recognition tears of anguish
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against a backdrop of angry demonstrations i think that's why you're moshe sisi obey the. people when they go to the district in the jones here it is i think you said that i listen and i'm obeying the will of the egyptian be able went to the streets how about this we were watched day in the street are forty seven days then they will rise and their gift is to kill them dr mohammad mahmoud was on duty when the first casualty started coming in within hours he treated several dozen patients they wounds were worse than anything he'd seen before marking a turning point he says from which there is no return the egyptian army usually defend people but what we know are they gyptian army even in our religion we have some prophecies said these are the best army and over the world but not to kill his own people his bishop sions all as we are our history with the egyptian army
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to defend us not to kill us this that's why i'm saying this is a very bad and black chapter of the accusations in context. zation so heating up each side blames the other for unprovoked excessive violence the army stands accused of firing at an armed protesters while the brotherhood is feared for spreading violence anything is possible now unfortunately in every single step that we've been witnessing since january twenty five. we don't think the next step is going to happen it's so far away and then it happens so anything is possible now the interior ministry has given police a green light to use live ammunition against anyone who attacks government buildings the muslim brotherhood is vowing nothing will stop its glorious revolution in a country many fear is now teetering on the brink of civil war policy r t cairo. of chaos on the streets egypt's western allies have come out with strong statements against the violence but as yet little action the u.s.
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has refused to stem the flow of military aid to the country to show you to continue as usual a car or seize it won't point three billion dollars a year in hardware and services and includes fighter jets apache helicopters and surface to air missiles as well as i take it surveillance equipment. ministration has also been keen to avoid calling the ousting of present mercy a coup because doing so would legally require it to cut military support a spokeswoman from the british gyptian for democracy group says that exposes washington's double standards. well it's actually quite shameful to see countries and leaders of western governments who held themselves beacons of democracy supporting the slaughter of democracy and its supporters in egypt what obama came out and said simply not enough this is what the bombers one point five million of subsidies to the army buys the slaughter of innocent men women and children the
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army may have pulled the trigger yes but it was the west that loaded the gun and the west must take an active stance against this it's not too late to side with democracy in egypt they must come out they must reject what is happening in egypt these cosmetic diplomatic maneuvers of free calling ambassadors and the tepid statements again they are not enough we are talking about people dying and revolution this is a revolution and they must side the west the world must come together and side with those who have been oppressed in egypt. or you can stay on top of the latest developments in egypt r.t. dot com we have a dramatic pictures from the heart of the unrest as well as a timeline and first hand accounts of the troubles.
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russian authorities have roots aerated going to use at the civil rights of gay athletes and spectators will not be infringed up next in sochi winter olympics most of the european and u.s. activists called for a boycott of the games over a door banning giving information about homosexuality to underage teens what is in this annoying roy sat down with a panel of guests to discuss the media frenzy surrounding the destruction. we are it international community bonded by the homophobia that affects all of us and what we have to do is take a stand against the fact that the government is actually preventing education rather than propaganda that is desperately needed feel people who are growing up lesbian and gay growing up with prejudice this causes death it causes distress anti gay bullying is terrific but it also is deep in issues because of the huge fines it imposes on organizations and individuals who even mention gay rights but i'm going
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i just you know i think i constantly as a journalist hear and see the sides but you know i constantly as a journalist here go on about gay rights in russia on this channel i've spoken various networks around the world about this i've not been penalized or find out or i'm just trying to keep people at home the reality of the situation here i posted on facebook i started thinking about any abuse on face for others in the protests. as as basically a scouse journalist here i know the reality of life and i just wanted to put to stop the styria you know it's not all year round there's a simmering active thriving gay community in russia and indeed in sochi when i was filming the last week and there was one that said i just want to actually get my car on humble mature opinion regarding gay life in russia and i was nothing short of i was assassinated without rain water for having possibly you know you know pro you know thoughts on russia which is seeing as evil russia want to talk about it's
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a political commentator. there in london as well as the recent levada poll recently saying that more than half of russian support the law and conservative traditions alexander your thoughts on that well i think first of all i've been asking some people here what is it the exactly the british athletes are playing to do in sort of other going to. gay lifestyles are they going to compete actually in the games themselves but that me tell you something about believe the. the lord be here and the game will be as well as witchcraft that none none exist and debate about gay marriage same sex marriage the debate was suppressed by the liberal elite nobody was allowed to say anything the moment you questioned you know whether it's a wise thing to do you would immediately accused of being called before i think it's done for the gay community to realize you cannot prevent the people for having their own views and in london you know of what was there one complete and total
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intolerance total doldrums by the good by the liberal elites that know to love this political correctness has turned into censorship all of the countries and i think this gets forgotten have signed in a limp dick charter which states that there is no kind of demonstration or political religious or racial propaganda allowed at any olympic sites venues or other areas is the l g b t community going to allow this olympics to become about gay rights and not about the olympics and also what about other minorities that feel like they need to have their say at the olympics how many protests are we going to see or we're going to have a gay pride protest and then a protest about western countries that what was said to intervene in syria and then another protest from the environmentalists they don't think the olympics should be held there at all everyone is going to want to have their say. russia's leading gay activist has been infuriated by the response of international media on his twitter page and can lie a lot. he will be giving any interviews to western journalists so my only slow the
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country's name is anger was sparked by an article in britain's guardian newspaper suggesting the russian government could eventually remove children from same sex couples. in saudi arabia those of posing the ruling families policies have now been joined by a member of the royal family itself a prince of the house of saudi has left the country citing his increasing anger over the kingdom's human rights record the arabic spoke exclusively to the defector who accuses the regime of violence under pressure. the government is obviously scared of the arab revolutions and they responded as they usually do by resorting to oppression violence arbitrary law and arrest the easiest thing they can do is deprive you of your salary or fire you altogether so the ruling regime is not guarded by justice and this is especially true of the ministry of interior there is no independent judiciary that has both police and the prosecutor's office are
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countable to the interior ministry the ministries officials investigate crimes they call them crimes related to freedom of speech so they fabricate evidence don't allow people to have attorneys things like that happen all over the place they even put people under arrest for an indefinite amount of time even if a court rules to release such a criminal the ministry of interior keeps him in prison even though there is a court order to release him there have even been killings killings and as for the external opposition saudi intelligence forces buying these people abroad there is no safety inside or outside the country could you describe these people who oppose the royal family and what are their goals opposition used to demand wider peoples representation in governing bodies more rights and freedom but the authorities reacted with violence and persecution instead of a dialogue and now the opposition wants this regime gone but we both know that
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despite the numerous human rights violations in saudi arabia your country seldom faces straight decision from the west and from the united states in particular when senior u.s. officials meet with their saudi counterparts basically economy any critical comments from washington because i mean. what the white house certainly does maintain a longstanding alliance with the leaders of saudi arabia cemented by common interests in the middle east to that end there are classified contacts between areas. the u.s. administration in recent time they've been employed to step up the government administered reforms but those reforms are not driven by the elites desire to empower the people of the kingdom instead they're merely urged by reforms that the regime might fall unless it reforms itself oppression is widespread in saudi arabia there is no free speech no freedom of expression corruption is rampant in all areas from the level bureaucrats to hiring officials every civil servant is very skillful in using
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bribes in their operations. well the first. from asia times accuses the suit is of blatant hypocrisy. basically it's carrot and stick carrots in the form of a sixty billion dollar handout program by the dollar at the beginning of the arab spring in two thousand and one style those were horrified by the beginning of the arab spring in neighboring bahrain soul they bribed their own subjects number one number two this is against the shiite minority of roughly ten percent of saudi arabia who lives in the eastern province that's where most of the oil is by the way so it's a normal sleepwalker see. through the americas and they tell the world that they are intervening in syria for a more democratic syria and inside saudi arabia it's the sunni shiite divide and they go against ten percent of their own population. well coming up on our rubbish
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piece of a spin us that's the u.k. is using slot bins to track the smart asses by doing without their knowledge plus. reporting the disturbing impact the greek debt crisis is having on parents and children and an austerity that's all still to come in r.t. . around one hundred thousand people may have to be evacuated to safety in russia's far east due to devastating floods and the region's already forced many twenty thousand to abandon their homes water levels the highest in over a century according to officials caused by heavy rains in july as meteorologists predict that the worst is yet to come the high water mark only expected later this week the floods affected three of russia's largest regions leaving much of the surrounding countryside submerged and the damage to farmland is currently estimated at around sixty million dollars. reports from the scene. with the water levels
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in some parts of the region having risen seventy two centimeters on saturday allowing the evacuations are continuing the worst case estimates suggest that one hundred thousand people may be forced to leave their home however it is hoped that that final number will be substantially lower now the worst hit areas of the remote rural villages such as this one damage to infrastructure such as communication and transport networks in places like this operative the isolated but how is it harmed on saturday provided fifty tons of humanitarian aid including food but a life jackets and eleven thousand military personnel are also aiding local services now the biggest industry in this region is the farming industry people great things like tomatoes and potatoes and sell them locally but also produce oil which is sold in may by china but with four hundred thousand hectares currently under water. so it's clear to see that it's not just people's homes that are being
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you're walking down a london street there's a chance you're being spied on it's not about c.c.t.v. it's been revealed that some seemingly harmless street side rubbish bins of tracking passers by twenty point zero find out exactly how the high tech trash cans work. just a been think again these nifty looking lesser bins are connected so why five and that means that they can track the movements of each and every person walking down this street as long as they've got a smartphone that's connected to why fine now the digital stalking is all in the name of advertising simply by knowing who you are and where you're going they can alter the images on the screen here to tailor the advertisement to whoever is walking down the street in the city of london corporation he said that they also use his son by despite technology that they bought the company responsible for the bins to switch them off the local authority here say that schemes like this require
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the backing of an informed public but just how aware are all the british public of the a version of best so called digital privacy in the wake of the n.s.a. scandal it's been revealed that it's not just commercial companies but entire governments that are spying on their citizens and just last week we found out that just telecom on devoted a phone had been secretly processing on details of their customer's conversations over to intelligence agency g c h q coming into our privacy on those issues without my knowledge it would be a cause of concern is a breach of law is a breach of confidentiality i just wouldn't have nothing to hide so i don't really care but still i don't think that. that's fair from them not telling us that to me because information to governments who are true in your twenty's citizens private information should stay private i've got nothing to hide so it doesn't matter. all
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that stuff is very much the other side is there anything in the final things i shouldn't do. to be honest with you must surveillance is now a reality of our everyday lives c.c.h. to call it day to hoover and according to experts they screw up as much information as possible online and through telephone traffic in order to school through it so there's that there'd be things to much. in many ways. even. playboy. the u.s. says it will take nearly a decade to return hundreds of tons of gold that germany had stored in american vaults south of berlin asked the federal reserve to return its billion the instant fear is the fed no longer possesses the gold it's been holding for germany and other countries. behind these walls is one of the most secretive organizations in the world u.s. federal reserve websites to audit them it's a wall this place is impenetrable for we years the u.s.
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federal reserve has been the place where many countries of the word a big chunk of their nation's wealth as the country's weathered different waves of economic crises not the instability the federal reserve seems to them like a more or less secure place to keep their funds but are the funds really secure or are the reason being there has been speculation for a long time that the fed doesn't actually have much good that it has either sold it all lent out or used it as collateral for borrowing either way there are many claims that the gold that is being stored on behalf of many nations doesn't actually exist germany has recently decided to bring home all this gold with the federal reserve said that it's not possible that it would need until two thousand and twenty to be able to accomplish such a transfer germany then asked to visit the fed vaults to make sure that the gold is actually there but the fed first refused to permit germany to exempt examine its own gold then the germans apparently assisted in the fed did open only one of nine
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rules but they were not permitted to either enter or touch the gold the german government has stored about half of its schools supply with the us federal reserve so they are understandably nervous this makes not only germans nervous of course u.s. financial institutions have a history of selling things that don't exist one example last year goldman sachs were proven to have been selling gold certificates to the public saying that they were backed by real gold in their balls but the story leaked out as if they'd fact held no gold at all and were doing so called fractional reserve gold banking on the basis that few people would want to claim their gold at any one time now we see many countries trying to maneuver away from the u.s. dollar is the main reserve currency and we see many central banks increasing their own gold reserves and he seems after all these years the world decided they put too much power in this one building. a look now at some other international news making
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headlines when you carry hundreds of campaigners of station empty fracking protest and you could really started drilling in west sussex serviceable that was suspended for an demonstrations opponents fear the company will resort to fracking to access gas held in shell rock said the technique was environmental damage and even should a small scale of critics. from south korea plan to resume reunions for families separated since the war in one nine hundred fifty s. program was suspended three years ago to pyongyang stage two military attacks that killed fifty in the south it's not a sign of tensions easing to either two countries which comes off the recent agreement to reopen joint industrial park. and at least twenty five inmates have a scapes during a riot at a prison in western indonesia prisoners birth through security while it's hard to
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guard setting it on fire before leaping over a wall last month around two hundred inmates escaped from jail elsewhere in the country also following the riot in the penitentiaries are often the subject of criticism for security conditions. reports recently leaked to the newspaper this spiegel have revealed that greece may soon need a third bailout with german opposition parties immediately cuse the chance to anger the merkel of not telling the truth about the real situation in the southern european country political disputes are as nothing compared to the day to day problems faced by greeks themselves. reports it's not only adults who are suffering from the country's ravaged economy. another employed single mother grisoft has been dealing with what any loving parent would class as a nightmare for five days of the week her child has to live elsewhere because she can't afford to look after her i didn't have anything. to feed my child.
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only god knows. she says she's going to looking for a job for three years but now aged forty knows the chances of her succeeding are slim she tries to shield her four year old daughter as much as she can from the grim reality until she's old enough to understand and in the meanwhile the girl lives in this kindergarten along with other children from needy and problem families how do you explain to your child you're not able to take care of them full time because of problems with the economy and perhaps to completely understand what these people go through every day you have to be in their shoes but what's clear for many kindergartens like this one are the only chance for their children to have more or less decent lives but since they're financed by the greek state they're now under threat of being shut down. open since one thousand
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one hundred this garden has helped thousands of families throughout the years but because of a lack of financing for the past twelve months its staff have been working for free and it won't be long before what little funds they have dry up completely. we're facing severe and multiple problems and i now and then you've been closed down we're using every means possible to continue working and are open to any how we're not sure how long we could last due to various austerity measures by greece's creditors the government has been cutting jobs and reducing financing in the public sector teachers and schools included the situation is terrible is getting was. nothing. gives us any hope that this will change see in the next. two three four years it seems that this economy our economy and greece in general is going down to help. despite grim forecasts from
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economists and a downgrade of the greek economy from developed to emerging markets officials are promising an economic miracle promises which few were greeks are finding the strength to believe in with each passing day it's going off athens. coming up people have elza cross-talk tackles the most pressing political issues with this panel of guests a softer short break. world . science technology innovation all the latest developments from around russia we've got the future covered.

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